LOVE this article about Scott Barry Kaufman about ADHD, “The Innovative and Creative Power of ADHD”. I’ve heard him speak, and I find his messaging about ADHD to be so wonderful and empowering.
Listen to the audio interview – it adds much more to the article.
Kaufman says that parents need to work with schools to identify learning formats that don’t stifle creative thinking.
He talks too about students needing some autonomy in their education. I don’t see either of these things happening in the large public high school we interact with. It’s driven in large part by rule following, fill-in-the-bubble tests and classes that don’t value creativity. I won’t go on and on now, I’ve done that in the past. I think I’ll just go get Kaufman’s book…